Anthem-kneelers have become a plague in America.
Athletes continue to be divisive with their disrespect for the flag and our national anthem.
But one NCAA coach just shut them all down with these comments.
Embattled former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to start the anthem-kneeling movement.
Kaepernick hasn’t taken a snap under center in over a year and a half, but his crusade has spread like wildfire with plenty carrying the torch.
And not just at the professional level—college programs and even high schools have also adopted this anti-American attitude.
Why do they kneel for the anthem?
They believe that protesting the flag is a revolutionary cause for “institutionalized racism” and “police brutality” against minorities.
But brand new Ole Miss basketball coach Kermit Davis begs to differ.
During his introductory press conference, Davis was very clear that he would have none of the anti-American attitudes on his team and that every player will be standing at attention during The Star-Spangled Banner.
“Introductory press conferences for college coaches sure have changed quite a bit. In the past, merely promising to win within the rules would be enough to please the fans.
Now, if you really, really want to rile the fan base, you promise that you’re not going to protest the national anthem. At least, that’s what pleases the fans in Mississippi.
Incoming Ole Miss basketball coach Kermit Davis wasted no time assuring Rebels fans that his team would be a class act during the game, and before it.
What is Ole Miss basketball going to look like? It’s going to be relentless, athletic, explosive, a team that’s going to have to play on and on and on to beat.
It’s going to be a team that’s going to be unselfish. We’re going to play fast and smart in transition.
We’re going to try to get easy baskets. We’re going to try to play with great body language.
We’re going to be a respectful team that respects the flag and the national anthem. All those things from culture is what we’re about. It’s who we’re going to be.
Davis takes over the Ole Miss program after an impressive run at Middle Tennessee State. While no Rebel players have protested the anthem, Davis seems to have wanted to remove any doubt about his feelings on the matter, should anyone consider it in the future.
Davis joins Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross, as the latest figure in the sports world to publicly announce that his team will not protest the national anthem.
While Ross eventually walked his statement back, promising that he would not prevent his players from protesting.
As a college basketball coach in control of the scholarships of non-union players, Davis is a in a far more powerful position.”
This could be a new wave in the sports community as more and more coaches are making it clear that their teams will be required to stand for the anthem.
Let’s all hope so, because the last thing we need is another season of athletes using their platform to push their political views upon us.